Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by ASsoc. Professor Ruth McCausland and keenly supported by the Vice-Chancellor

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

Tom Dobbie, Veena Sahajwalla, Ruth McCausland at UNSW Sm@RT Centre January 2018

DEG's Project Manager and UNSW Dr Ruth McCausland, working for the DEG / UNSW Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership

met with UNSW Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team in January 2018 at the UNSW SM@RT Centre to continue planning a waste micro-factory for Walgett. Currently DEG is preparing a business plan for a new social enterprise that will manufacture high-value items from currently wasted local resources. We shall make announcements later in 2018 once key ingredients are confirmed.